David Gold claims West Ham want to replace departed loan players with better quality

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West Ham United enjoyed a fantastic 2015/16 campaign, and David Gold explained their intent to perform even better next season.

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the matchWest Ham co chairman David Gold has high hopes for the 2016/17 season

West Ham United joint chairman David Gold has told the club's official website how they plan to replace the four players they had on loan at Upton Park last season with better quality additions.

The Hammers finished seventh in this past season's Premier League, but Gold explained to whufc.com the club's ambition to enhance the quality of their playing staff, after losing four loan players from the squad.

"What we have to ensure now is that we keep that momentum going when we move to the new Stadium, and that means we will be bringing in some new players to replace the four loan players who have left us – Carl Jenkinson, Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike and Alex Song. Our intention is to replace them with better quality," he said.

West Ham's Emmanuel Emenike looks dejected Emmanuel Emenike has left the club

The East London club have been linked with a whole host of Europe's elite strikers over this past month, with Gold's co-chairman David Sullivan revealing multiple bids for different targets. 

West Ham co owner David SullivanWest Ham co owner David Sullivan has spoke in detail explaining the club's financial muscle

The four departed loan players include two midfielders and a defender, so from Gold's words West Ham fans can expect the club to be making moves for players in other areas of the pitch, as well as in the striking department.

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The Hammers have already made three summer acquisitions in the form of Havard Nordtveit, 25, Domingos Quina, 16, and Toni Martinez, 18.

Two of those three signings seem to have been made with more of an eye on the future. However it is still expected that the Hammers will be heavily involved in the transfer market during coming months.

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